Doc K From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 11 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Has anybody had experiences onboard both carriers? How would you rate the business class services? Are there any advantages to either? I have read all the trip reports I could find, but would really like some further information.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2879 times:
I have flown Air New Zealand business class many, many times and find it to be one of the best travel experiences available in the sky. Good seats (even on the 767), nice food, talented f/a's, etc. And, NZ understands long-range travel and gives you the opportunity to rest on the flight. I am always most impressed with their service.
UA business is also very good, have flown it transatlantic but not transpacific; if you are travelling to NZ or Australia, give NZ a try, I think you will be happily surprised.
Jdwells67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2857 times:
I have done LAX-SYD in business class on both UA and NZ. While it's been many years since I've been on NZ, they used to use the same seats, the difference was that UA had the circulating lumbar support and the white-noise headseats while NZ did not. NZ had better food.
Besides that, the amount of legroom was roughly equivalent. This was on a 747-400 in both cases